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Ajahn Sucitto's Dharma Talks
Ajahn Sucitto
As a monk, I bring a strong commitment, along with the renunciate flavor, to the classic Buddhist teachings. I play with ideas, with humor and a current way of expressing the teachings, but I don't dilute them.
2020-07-19 Cultivating Tolerant and Kindly Space 38:49
The theme of restraint in Dhamma practice helps keep energy collected rather than running out. This moderating of saṇkhārā is how one begins to turn away from the aggregates, from the assumptions and habitual grasping that cause suffering. A more flexible and beautiful state becomes available to meet what arises.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 Q&A 67:04
Clarifying what is citta; what is felt sense; focusing as an alternative to meditation; is citta the same as self; stuck energy in neck and head; causes and conditions and personal responsibility; unbinding vs. education of citta; how to accept our history; advice for approach to conflict; working with separation and loss; how to practice with space around myself; anatta
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 Accepting without Adopting 5:12
Exploring the experience of transitioning between postures, notice the space and what arises within it. What counts is not what arises but how your awareness responds without resisting, contracting or adopting.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 Listening Space 10:22
Embarrassing and unwanted moods and perceptions can arise and pass through space. They don’t get stuck by the reactions of the personality. We practice to sense space around the body so that we can eventually generate space around mental content.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 Handling Difficult Feeling 48:26
The unawakened citta always reacts and tries to interpret what’s happening. Rather than interpret experience, notice the stress building up. Hover over the difficult feeling and equanimity, compassion, goodwill gradually comes in.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-19 Reclining Meditation 5:01
The reclining posture uses the entire length of the body to establish firmness. Open the front of the body to the space around, like a blanket of goodwill covering the body.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-18 Q&A 41:50
Working with feeling foggy in meditation; firmness and openness in walking meditation; relationship between emotions and bodily tension; working with doubt; releasing energy through hands, feet and head; cultivating generosity triggers constriction.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-18 Tending to Body Energy 5:04
Everything that affects us comes into our bodies, so a lot of stress can accumulate. Sympathize with what the body energy requires so it can come out of its pressurized jumbled state.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-18 The Open and Unrestricted Heart 41:09
Attention is generally driven by self-interest, to seek what is pleasant. The possibilities of what one receives are then restricted by the “self program”. Unrestricted means changing the baseline from that of the person to something impersonal that can yet be subjectively experienced – clarity, lovingkindness, letting go. Mindfulness of body acts as a platform for steady open awareness.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness
2020-07-18 Walking Meditation: Come Out of the Boundary of Me 8:40
Instructions for experiencing unrestricted awareness while walking: give attention to the flow of energy from firmness to openness. Notice the restrictions of visual and mental consciousness creeping in, and bring attention back to the rhythmic play of energy.
Sunyata Buddhist Centre :  Unrestricted Awareness

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